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AMD expands Longevity mobile processor line

Posted: 26 Jan 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced that it is adding two more mobile processors to its AMD64 Longevity line. AMD said Wednesday (Jan. 24) that its Longevity program for embedded products has expanded to include two additional low-power processors based on the company's mobile products. AMD unveiled both the Mobile AMD Sempron processor model 3500+ and the AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology model TL-52 as part of the AMD64 Longevity program.

The addition to the line, according to AMD, means embedded designers will have more options to innovate at the system level, along with the opportunity to deliver higher performance with low cost of ownership to their customers.

"AMD is addressing the needs of embedded designers by making more of our products available for those who require longer than standard component availability," said Greg White, VP of AMD's embedded product division, in a written statement. "Our goal is to empower our embedded customers to create differentiated solutions on a solid, consistent architecture. By expanding longevity options, we are doing just that. This is the first in a series of steps AMD expects to take to broaden its embedded product offerings and support throughout 2007."

AMD reports that Accrosser, Albatron, Aopen, Axxtend, EPoX, and ICP all are basing their next-generation embedded products on these processors.

These low-power processors are designed for the thin-client and single-board computing markets.

The AMD64 architecture evolved from the 32bit x86 architecture to support the 64bit environment. AMD designed the AMD64 platform to allow end users to still use their current 32bit software while transitioning to high-performance 64bit applications. The architecture was released in 2003 and has since produced the Opteron processor for servers and workstations, as well as the Athlon 64 processors for desktops and notebook computers.

- Sharon Gaudin
InformationWeek




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